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NY hospitals overcharge med records by $7M

Healthcare IT News, May 6, 2014
A triad of big name hospitals have come under fire recently for allegedly overcharging patients for copies of their medical records. Back in March, New York-based Mount Sinai Hospital, Montefiore Medical Group, Beth Israel Medical Center and release of information service company HealthPort Technologies were slapped with a class action lawsuit for reportedly violating New York State's public health law regarding medical record request fees. The group of plaintiffs representing some 100 members alleged the three hospitals and HealthPort Technologies, the company responsible for handling the record requests, overcharged patients and clients by up to $0.50 per page.